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#1 posted 04-22-2014 09:32 PM

I removed the rails and wings today and cleaned the entire cast iron top down to the bare metal. I’m planning to put Johnson’s wax on the top, but I was wondering if it would be smart to paint the sides instead? I thought maybe paint would seal and prevent rust and corrosion better after the rails and wings are bolted back on, or am I just over-thinking things?

Also, the gears and mechanicals inside for elevation and tilt are very stiff, what if anything should be used to lube and protect? My first thought was lithium grease, but with sawdust that that could be a goopy mess.

Thanks for the help everyone – much appreciated!

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